Supernatural 8.05 Sneak Peek: Keeping Secrets is the Winchester Way

Clarissa October 25, 2012 10

SupernaturalOh no, Supernatural fans!  Sam and Dean may have reunited after a year apart, but Sammy’s not too happy when Dean sets out on a personal day.  The elder Winchester brother gets a call from BFF Benny, who got beaten up by some vamps (who are apparently very into boating).  Dean sets off to help, leaving a confused Sam in his wake.  Now that he’s back on the job, Sam’s not happy about the brothers separating.  After all, they’ve got a prophet and a tablet to find.

Dean may be eager to keep Benny a secret from Sam at the beginning of the episode, but he’ll have to come clean soon enough when he and Benny run into trouble and need Sam’s help.  How will Sam react to his brother’s new friend?

Meanwhile, we’ll also be getting flashbacks to Dean and Benny (and Castiel!) in Purgatory.  Consider me intrigued in this episode, especially since we know it was written by fan favorite scribe Ben Edlund.

Watch a sneak peek below for the October 31st episode of Supernatural.  You can also watch a preview here and browse through episode photos here.  For more spoilers, reviews, photos and sneak peeks for season 8, check out our Supernatural page.

  • Susie

    To Cassie:

    WORD to everything you said! :)

  • Destiny

    “Dean’s inability to level with anyone”

    Just off the top of my head, I would suggest a rewatch of 1.16, 1.18, 1.21, 1.22, 2.04, 2.09, 2.10, 2.22, I forget the exact number but in Long Distance Caller Dean admits he’s scared to go to hell, 4.10, 4.11, 5.01, 5.05, 5.22, 6.01, and 7,01.

    Like I said, that’s without going through all the eps, but I could also add 2.3 and 4.16 in there where Dean leveled with Gordon and Cas about exactly how he was feeling.

    Dean has been honest with Sam in the past. You may have to push him a bit, but most times he comes clean on his own, unlike Sam who usually only levels with Dean when he’s caught red-handed.

    Plus, if you were Dean and the last time you made a major confession to your brother and he used it against you and called you weak and used it as an excuse to run back to Ruby would you feel like confessing about Benny?

    With all the times Sam’s run off in the middle of the night because he’s an adult and can do whatever he wants, then Dean should be allowed that same courtesy. At least he told Sam he was leaving.

    As for validating Sam, he stood by and went against every fibre of his being and supported Sam’s plan to say yes, and showed up on that battle field refusing to let Sam die alone and did his best to honor Sam’s dying wish, and saved him from an eternity of torment. If that doesn’t tell Sam how important his is to his brother, I think Dean should just give up, because he’ll never be able to do enough to validate his brother.

    Dean’s spent a year in a place where he had to fight for his life 24/7. If Sam couldn’t be bothered to lift a finger to help, than he’s got no right to judge Dean for what he had to do to survive. Dean was just as alone as Sam was. Sam had options and resources available to use, he just chose not to use them. Dean literally had no one but himself. I would think Sam might be a little happy that Benny saved Dean’s life, since Sam loves his brother so much and is so happy that he’s back in his life.

    • SPNFan

      To Destiny:

      WORD to everything you said! :)

    • Carrie

      Destiny- Yes to your whole post!

    • Beth

      “Just off the top of my head, I would suggest a rewatch of 1.16, 1.18, 1.21, 1.22, 2.04, 2.09, 2.10, 2.22, I forget the exact number but in Long Distance Caller Dean admits he’s scared to go to hell, 4.10, 4.11, 5.01, 5.05, 5.22, 6.01, and 7,01.

      Like I said, that’s without going through all the eps, but I could also add 2.3 and 4.16 in there where Dean leveled with Gordon and Cas about exactly how he was feeling.

      Dean has been honest with Sam in the past. You may have to push him a bit, but most times he comes clean on his own, unlike Sam who usually only levels with Dean when he’s caught red-handed.

      Plus, if you were Dean and the last time you made a major confession to your brother and he used it against you and called you weak and used it as an excuse to run back to Ruby would you feel like confessing about Benny?

      With all the times Sam’s run off in the middle of the night because he’s an adult and can do whatever he wants, then Dean should be allowed that same courtesy. At least he told Sam he was leaving.

      As for validating Sam, he stood by and went against every fibre of his being and supported Sam’s plan to say yes, and showed up on that battle field refusing to let Sam die alone and did his best to honor Sam’s dying wish, and saved him from an eternity of torment. If that doesn’t tell Sam how important his is to his brother, I think Dean should just give up, because he’ll never be able to do enough to validate his brother.

      Dean’s spent a year in a place where he had to fight for his life 24/7. If Sam couldn’t be bothered to lift a finger to help, than he’s got no right to judge Dean for what he had to do to survive. Dean was just as alone as Sam was. Sam had options and resources available to use, he just chose not to use them. Dean literally had no one but himself. I would think Sam might be a little happy that Benny saved Dean’s life, since Sam loves his brother so much and is so happy that he’s back in his life.”

      To Destiny: What an “awesome” post!

  • Jane

    I have to agree. Dean is always cold and angry with Sam. He runs off with his little monster buddies while yelling at Sam over everything. If Benny were Sam’s friend, Dean would kill him behind Sam’s back, just like he did to Amy. Dean’s a hypocrite on just about every issue he has with Sam. He just flips his position around and then gets offended at Sam for not following suit. Dean’s been complaining about hunting since John died in Season 2. He needs to stop making it all about him every single time. Forcing Sam to be the opposite of Dean keeps reaching dumber and dumber levels on this show. I’m sick of Sam getting the short end of the stick, not getting his voice out there equally with Dean’s, being made to look wrong or bad every time. I wish I could even think of Dean as Sam’s friend, because I don’t think he has been. He doesn’t care how Sam feels, not really, and I don’t know if he’s capable of caring at this point.

    • Geraldine

      OK, first of all, let me tell you that Sam is my favourite brother. I was also annoyed by Dean’s “How dare you give up on hunting?” when he was the first to do that between seasons 5 and 6. But I believe my problems with his attitude towards Sam stop at that. So…
      1) Did you even watch the last episode? The Winchesters have come vey far when it comes to monsters. And I don’t even want to go in the conversation of whether Amy deserved to get killed or not.
      2) I also wonder how much of the rest of the series you have watched. Is Dean Sam’s friend? Really? This is the guy who sacrificed his childhood to raise him, who is always protective to a point thay annoys Sam (which is, I believe, why he sometimes underestimates Sammy’s power- like parents do). He also sold his soul for him, but I’m sure that you would give your soul to bring someone you don’t care about back to life, so no biggie.
      3) I believe the creators have established that Sam was more of a protagonist -at least up to the fifth season-, so I don’t believe the guy gets the short end of the stick. Also, Dean always seemed to me like the most flawed brother, and up to now he was heading for a brand new low. Sam, if we exclude the times he couldn’t control himself much (demon blood addiction, love for Ruby, losing his soul), is the “only sane man” in the show. Sure, he had some ups and downs, but what were you expecting?
      4) When has Dean had moster, or evil, for that matter, buddies? Before Benny, I mean. Or are you counting Castiel as a monster? Or Bobby, or Garth…?
      My point is, does our dear fandom base HAVE to view the brothers as enemies and fight over who the worst one is all the time? What’s next? Counting each brother’s screen time to see which one the writers hate? Or has it already been done?

  • Beth

    To Cassie: Thanks for starting this off with a Samgirl point of view and for the name calling and trying to belittle others’ opinions. Very class and mature.

    My response to the clip:

    Sam seems to be freaking out and nagging Dean about why Dean is leaving. Dean told Sam to his face that he was leaving for one day, he didn’t sneak out like Sam has in the past. The one time in the past when Sam told Dean he needed to leave, Dean didn’t try and stop him. Sam doesn’t want to stay with Dean, but it appears that Sam doesn’t want Dean to leave him alone.

    I’m looking forward to seeing more of Purgatory and to seeing Dean, Castiel and Benny. From what I’ve seen of the actor who plays Benny and what I’ve read in interviews, I like him and I hope he’s around for a while.

    • erin

      Lol. While the Deangirl comment was uncalled for, what exactly is wrong with starting off with a Samgirl POV? Their POV is just as valid as yours.

  • Eva

    I agree. Sam gets crap for what he did but Dean is not on his best form either.